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2 Why Choose Nailsea School At Nailsea School we can offer you the opportunity to learn and enjoy life in an environment where you will progress and be supported.

3 Achievement A Level – 99% pass rate Average – 73% A – C – 48% A*-B Level 2 courses [GCSE A*-C] – 100% pass rate

4 Achievement continued A*-B and A*-C measures: Third best A level results in whole Bristol area. Second best A level results in North Somerset

5 School %Pass Rate A*-E %A*-B%A*-C Rank Order A*-B Rank Order A*-C Backwell Churchill Clevedon Gordano Nailsea St Katherine's

6 A*ABCDEA*-BA*-CPass rate APS per entry Rank 2014 Churchill Nailsea Backwell Gordano Clevedon England n/a Churchill, Gordano and Nailsea all had a greater than 5% reduction in % A*-B grades and a fall of more than 15 APS average points score (APS) entry Clevedon showed a greater than 5% increase in A*-B grades and + 15 APS results Nailsea came 3 rd amongst all academy or LEA schools in the wider Bristol area

7 Art [fine art] Biology Business Studies Chemistry Drama Product Design English Language English Literature Product Design Critical Thinking RE French Geography German Health & Social Care History Law ICT Textiles Mathematics Philosophy Media Studies Music Music Tech PE Physics Psychology Spanish Sociology Home Economics BTEC Sport

8 Foundation Year, Level 2 Extended Project BTEC in driving AND

9 A Level Reform Government changes: AS and A2 “decoupled” (staged) Subjects “more challenging” Assessment at end of course Co-teachable Most AS’s exam only (review on Science practical assessment) Revised A* methodology Subjects affected Sept 2015: Art English Language English Literature History Psychology Photography Physics Biology Chemistry Sociology

10 Opportunities 1 UCAS references Custodians Ambassadors Mentors World Challenge Duke of Edinburgh Community Service

11 Opportunities 2 Balls/Socials Student Council School Presidency Work Experience Foreign Wex Interview Skills CV building

12 Opportunities 3 Assistant tutors Study Skills Sports Staff-v-Sixth Form Sports Designers in Residence

13 Opportunities 4 Leadership of clubs Teaching Fundraising University Visits Careers Guidance

14 Post 16 Options 1 Sixth Form – Nailsea School Sixth Form – Elsewhere College – Weston College – Bristol Specialist colleges – e.g. Cannington/ Filton Apprenticeship Employment

15 Post 16 Options 2 >4 C+ Level 3 courses – A level – BTEC – NVQ – Apprenticeship

16 Post 16 Options 2 cont.. <4 C+ Level 1/2 courses –GCSE –BTEC –NVQ –Apprenticeship

17 “I am especially grateful to those teachers who encouraged me/ helped me apply, and get an offer from Cambridge” Student

18 “Students’ personal development is outstanding” Ofsted

19 How to Choose the Best Course for You GCSE prospects – level 2 or 3? Career thoughts Learning styles, assessment methods Enjoyment/interest

20 Application process and support Prospectus and application forms distributed Assembly and parents meeting Sixth form focus week 13 th November Sixth Form Open Evening (VERY IMPORTANT!!) 5-7pm 12 th November – Careers Fair 4:30 – 7:00 Senior teacher interviews Mock exams Application deadline: 8 th December


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